Chinese School Desks with Railings Prevent Near-Sightedness

Bars/railings installed on school desks at a primary school in Wuhan, China help students develop good habits and discourage the development of myopia near-sightedness.

Bars/railings installed on school desks at a primary school in Wuhan, China help students develop good habits and discourage the development of myopia near-sightedness.

From Phoenix Online and NetEase:

A Primary School in Wuhan Installs “Railings/Metal Bars” to Defend Against Near-Sightedness/Myopia

February 21 report — With the start of the new school semester, the 42 Class 1 “left-behind” [parents work away from home in another part of the country] boarding students of Wuhan Xinzhou Zhucheng Street Zhanglin Elementary School began using a new style anti-near-sightedness [myopia] school desk. School principal Zhang Jianming explains that these school desks were provided by the Wuhan Youth Poor Eyesight Prevention Center, used to help students form proper habits when it comes to using their eyesight [to avoid having their heads too close when reading or writing].




Comments from Phoenix Online:


Using this with the lower grades is indeed beneficial. Just 3 weeks is enough to help children develop good habits. The entire country should be mobilized to prevent against near-sightedness, it would truly be a good thing!


I want children to grow up healthy.


Although it is a little forceful, the intent is good, and should be commended.


Students are near-sighted nowadays not because of studying and reading books but because of the flood of video/computer games.


Idiotic school.


This school desk is very good, can effectively help students develop good habits.


A good idea. If it were like this back in my day, I wouldn’t have to wear eyeglasses everyday.


First, let me commend this, and recommend that it be improved to be a little more humanized, then spread it to the entire country.


It has to be like this! Otherwise our motherland’s future will all be near-sighted!

Comments from NetEase:

红軍 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

This design is actually not bad,
The Beibeijia was also very good [a product that helps correct posture]

网易河南省洛阳市西工区网友 [骑驴找猪猪]:

There’s a true statistic, that the proportion of Japanese high school students graduating with near-sightedness is less than 20%, whereas the rate of near-sightedness for Chinese highh school graduates is over 80%…

网易山东省青岛市手机网友 ip:123.234.*.*: (responding to above)

China is the only country that does eye exercises [for students, like calisthenics], not one of.

竹贤隐士 [网易福建省泉州市网友]:

The little girl in picture 4 is being naughty.

网易辽宁省阜新市手机网友 ip:119.109.*.*:

Although the method is crude, it should be of use. Being near-sighted really is inconvenient.

网易陕西省渭南市网友 ip:124.89.*.*:

This is good, reading [too closely] has ruined eyes.


Although it looks rather stiff [crude], this is definitely a good thing.

网易广东省中山市网友(59.33.*.*): (responding to above)

But many provocateurs see anything in China and must spout shit [criticize, bash, flame], regardless of whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, using all sorts of reasoning, with bringing chaos to China being their goal.

网易广东省深圳市手机网友(183.37.*.*): (responding to above)

Have you taken your medicine?

网易江苏省手机网友 ip:117.136.*.*: (also responding to above)

You mustn’t stop taking your medicine.

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